Posted on July 27, 2021

Michelin and the FAA Offer an Updated Course on Aircraft Tire Maintenance


GREENVILLE, S.C., July 27, 2021 – Michelin Aircraft Tires and the Federal Aviation Administration Safety Program (FAASTeam) have partnered to offer aviation personnel including engineers, pilots and aircraft maintenance technicians (AMTs) a free online tire maintenance course, The Impact of Tire Maintenance on Aircraft Safety

“We have invested in aircraft tire training because we know it will have a positive impact on aircraft operations and safety,” said Jim Boyle, customer support engineering manager, Michelin Aircraft Tire. “More than 30,000 people took the previous version of this training, and we worked hard to update it to include more interactive features and videos. If you are a pilot, work in aircraft maintenance or come into contact with aircraft tires in any way, this is an important training to take.”

Aircraft safety is a top priority, but there is one component that is sometimes overlooked: aircraft tires. Aircraft tires operate at extreme conditions for load and speed. They are well engineered and tested, and when operated properly, are highly dependable. This course focuses on the important influence of tire maintenance on aircraft safety. It reviews common causes for tire related events, consequences of tire under and over-inflation, recommended inflation service schedules and wear condition damages caused by Foreign Object Debris (FOD).  


To learn more about aviation tires and services, visit Michelin Aircraft Tire Company.


Bryant Paulsen | August 20, 2021 @ 4:59PM
I located the link in the first paragraph. Thank you.

Bryant Paulsen | August 20, 2021 @ 4:46PM
I'm unable to find any active link in the "tags" section that will connect me with the online aircraft tire maintenance course. Might it be possible to activate a link, or post the course, for this course within the FAA Safety website? I discovered the information about the Michelin aircraft tires maintenance course in the August 12, 2021, issue of General Aviation News on page five the 'Briefing' section. I'm the newsletter editor for EAA Chapter 404 in Lynden, WA, and I'd like to share this information -- and an active link -- with all chapter members in the September 2021 monthly newsletter for Chapter 404. Thank you for your help and time.

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Michelin, the leading mobility company, is dedicated to enhancing its customers’ mobility, and sustainably; designing and distributing the most innovative tires, services and solutions for its customers’ needs; providing digital services, maps and guides to help enrich trips and travels and make them unique experiences; and developing high-technology materials that serve a variety of industries. Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, Michelin North America has approximately 23,000 employees and operates 34 production facilities in the United States and Canada. (